Microbiology is the study of microbes which includes algae, bacteria,
moulds, protozoa, viruses and yeasts. They affect health, food,
agriculture and industrial development.
Microbiologists study the relationship between microbes and men,
animals and plants.
fields in Microbiology
a) MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGIST: Medical microbiologists study
the role of micro organisms in human and animal diseases and seek
ways to prevent and cure these diseases.
b). AGRICULTURE MICROBIOLOGIST: Agriculture microbiologists
study plant diseases, role of micro organisms in soil fertility
and spoilage of farm product by micro organisms.
c). INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGIST: Industrial microbiologists
use micro organisms to produce products as alcoholic beverages,
amino acids, antibiotic, citric acid and vitamin c.
d).GENERAL MICROBIOLOGIST: They study the basic features
of micro organism including ecology, genetics, metabolism, psychology
Microbiology is a research oriented field; hence people willing
to study microbiology must have scientific temper, research aptitude,
keen observation, perseverance and hard work. Group working skills
Microbiologists are employed in Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Companies,
Food and Beverage Industries, Water Processing Plants, Bottling
Industries, Hotels, Agri Research Institutes.
Microbiology can be pursued at UG/PG level. Specializations are
offered at PG level. Selection is through Entrance Test conducted
by Universities at All India Level/State Level.
For. U.G. courses: Students who have passed 12th with Biology/Mathematics.
For P.G. courses: Students who have passed B.Sc with Life Science/microbiology
Institutes offering B.Sc. (Microbiology)